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2017 British Social Attitudes Survey - Civil Liberties

David Mead UEA Law School
 

The conclusions of the 2017 British Social Attitudes Survey on Civil Liberties (published today), co-authored by David Mead, Professor of UK Human Rights Law in the School, make interesting reading.

In the area of national security, the public favours stronger state powers to tackle terrorism, with just over half in support of detaining people indefinitely without trial if a terrorist attack is suspected. By contrast, almost three-quarters (73%) of the public agree that protesters should definitely or probably be allowed to organise marches and demonstrations, and an increasing number over the past decade believing that "extremist" publications and meetings should be allowed. 
 

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